The report sets out the practices and models in use to commission and quality assure education otherwise than at school (EOTAS) provision across Welsh local authorities.
This is the latest release
The research found there is no clear and commonly understood definition of EOTAS, despite the information and guidance set out by Welsh Government.
Commissioning, management and monitoring practices and resources vary from one local authority to another. Schools commission external provision directly in the majority of local authorities.
The report recommends reinforcement of definitions for EOTAS and alternative provision, and the preparation of guidance focusing on:
- appropriate criteria for referral
- commissioning practice
- monitoring provision
- encouragement of school-based preventative action
- clear expectations regarding re-integration of pupils into school
Review of local authority commissioning arrangements for education otherwise than at school provision
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Review of local authority commissioning arrangements for education otherwise than at school provision: summary
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